I will Survive – When Civilisation Collapses, will you be Ready?

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I will Survive – When Civilisation collapses, will you be Ready?

AFTER “the Crunch”—the total collapse of the global economy—trade seized up, the power grid shut down and paper money became worthless. Riots gutted city centres. Looters picked them clean. Americans went back to growing their own food and bartering with their neighbours. Those who had failed to stockpile beans and bullets were soon hungry and defenceless. The “Great Die-Off” hit Florida especially hard. Millions of suntanned retirees died of starvation or chronic diseases after the government stopped paying for their pensions and pills. [Read more…]

Slingshots As a Survival Tool

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Slingshots As a Survival Tool

Slingshots have been around since ancient times.  It has been used for hunting, self-defense, and warfare for thousands of years.  It is simple in concept, but takes lots of practice to master.   And it is an excellent survival tool.   I recent bought two slingshots. [Read more…]

5 reasons why you shouldn’t count on a generator when T-SHTF.

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5 reasons why you shouldn’t count on a generator when T-SHTF.

Generators are great for short term power outages.  They are relatively cheap and can be sourced from most home improvement stores.  If the grid goes down for a few days after a major storm generators help to keep the food in the fridge from spoiling, keep the sump pump running and make sure a few lights stay on inside the home.  However for long term grid down (SHTF) outages, generators should not be counted on to provide life sustaining support, and here’s why… [Read more…]

What Every Prepper Should Know About Shipping Containers

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What Every Prepper Should Know About Shipping Containers

 

When it comes to prepping, many folks are interested in using shipping containers for a secondary retreat or bug out shelter. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and mislead ideas with regards of how to move them, use them, and maintain them – and we’ve heard most of the questions several times over. The good thing is, with a few exceptions, the questions are all similar. What this tells me is that there’s a consistent path of logic that I can follow, but there’s a little information that the people asking the question haven’t been introduced to. To no fault of their own, it’s really only something that you’d consider if you a) deal with shipping containers on a daily basis, or b) have the same question asked enough times that you do the research yourself. The main areas of missing information are around moving/transporting shipping containers to their site, setting up foundations/burying/covering containers, and retrofitting the unit for proper use. [Read more…]

Selecting and Preparing Your Vehicle-Vehicle Survival Kit

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Selecting and Preparing Your Vehicle-Vehicle Survival Kit

I travel a lot.   Too much for my wife’s preference.  But that is what pays my bills.  My job has me flying and driving around the country, which makes me vulnerable to travel delays and potential disasters.   With any business trip within 200 miles, I prefer to drive.  Any extended business trip (4 days or longer on site) within 300 miles will result in driving as well.  When you add up the time it takes to drive to the airport, park at the airport, navigate the airport, go through security, waiting at the gate, on boarding the plane, waiting for takeoff, flying, deplaning, getting your bags, getting a rental car or taxi, and then finally making a local trip to my destination, it is prudent to measure the costs of time and money in order to justify flying.   Flight was fun many years ago.  Today, flying is just a bus in the air.  Due to typical distances of my trips, I fly more often than drive by a ratio of 5 flights to 1 drive.   Flying results in a greater degree of vulnerability, since fly inherently limits what can be transported on a plane.   But I prefer to drive, whenever I can.  Driving is much more comfortable and pleasant.   I can play my favorite tunes, listen to YouTube, listen to audio books, and talk on the phone while driving. [Read more…]

A Financial Collapse Will Result In Untold Suffering And Possibly Millions In Deaths.

economic-collapseA Financial Collapse Will Result In Untold Suffering And Possibly Millions In Deaths.

The USA national debt is getting very close to 100%   Problems in Greece are not solved, and still causing trouble.   The debt crisis is creeping into Italy.   France may have their debt downgraded.   Spain is undergoing a change of leadership this week and will finally have to confront their debit situation.

For any survivalist or prepper, an economic melt down is a full-on realistic possibility.   Currency devaluations, global depressions, and societal collapse are real things with real possibilities.   Aside from major weather events or earthquake, a financial collapse is a highly possible SHTF or TEOTWAWKI.

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The Five Major Killers in a Disaster

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The Five Major Killers in a Disaster

There are five major categories of what will kill you in a major disaster event.  Or in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI scenario.

  1. The Initial Impact

    1. Cause – In a hurricane, the storm surge is the major initial killer.  Or Tornado, be struck by debris.  Of all the major types of disasters, often you have very little notice or advanced warning.
    2. Prevention –
      1. First, know what risks are pertinent to your location.  Don’t put yourself in harm’s way.  If a hurricane is coming, bug out early.  If you live in tornado alley, have a concrete safe room or an underground tornado shelter.
      2. Monitor the news frequently.  Sign-up for emergency alerts in your area to your mobile phones.
      3. Have multiple means to get news and information, such as battery and crank powered radios.
      4. Have a bug-out bag ready at all times.  Each family member should have a backpack or a bag of clothing ready for a retreat.

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Examples Of Finding Use For Your Preps Even Though TEOTWAWKI Has Not Happened

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Examples Of Finding Use For Your Preps Even Though TEOTWAWKI Has Not Happened

There are some who prepare for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) with the full expectation that it will happen – that one day they will be able to pull out all their preps and implement their survival plan. And when it doesn’t happen (hasn’t happened yet), some actually feel remorse, regret, invalidated, even ‘disappointed’?

While this is not my view (I actually do NOT wish it upon us), I will speculate that many or most preparedness minded folks also do not wish for TEOTWAWKI and instead they look upon their preps and preparedness plans as insurance. Additionally, I’ll bet that many of you actually incorporate your preps and preparedness into your day-to-day lives as much as practically possible rather than waiting for ‘that day’.

Is this you? Which side of the fence do you visualize yourself? Let’s hear some of your examples how you may be currently using your preps or have found circumstance to use them even though the proverbial collapse has not happened yet…Sold-Out-After-A-Crisis

I guess I’ll start it off with a few of my own examples.

Regarding our food storage (including my long-term food storage), we actually eat it instead of storing it and waiting for ‘that day’. We have organized an effective organization and food rotation plan whereby we are consuming what we store (and then replacing it with new). First in, first out. Everything. Even the buckets of wheat berries (we make our own bread from milling the wheat into flour). Even the dry beans and rice (we regularly eat them and replace them in some of our weekly meals). Even some of the long-term #10 cans of various freeze-dried and dehydrated foods – we’re starting to consume some of them which we purchased many years ago. We regularly rotate through all of our grocery-store-bought cans of food so that none of them are more than 2 years old. In this way, we will never have ‘wasted’ our money and time spent on food storage, even if TEOTWAWKI never happens.

Another example is the money and time spent on an alternative energy source (e.g. my solar PV system). While my current project is not yet complete, I intend to utilize all of the available alternative energy in my home real time – even though from a purely financial standpoint the ‘break even’ investment payback date is seemingly unreasonable into the future. I will have a steady and ‘free’ source of electrical power into the foreseeable future, and if the power ever goes out from any number of ‘typical’ causes (storms), my critical electrical systems will not be affected. If we ever experience a grid collapse I will be in good shape. If it never happens, I will still benefit from ‘free’ power during my day-to-day life.

I recall one day several years ago when we were living out West – we lost power during a bad storm one night. As it turned out, a very large tree had fallen on a nearby house (destroying it – although miraculously no one was hurt) and tore down power lines and pole transformers. The power was out for nearly 24 hours if memory serves (they didn’t have an immediate replacement for the two needed transformers). I did have a solar PV system installed at our location and had enough power to operate the refrigerator, chest freezer, lights, my PC and some other things around the house. We also utilized our solar oven that day while preparing a meal (why does food always taste better under these conditions? ;) ). That said, we use our solar oven whenever possible, given a nice sunny reasonably warm day. We don’t just let it sit somewhere collecting dust, even though it is a ‘prep’.

Generally speaking, when deciding on what I might need for preparedness (a tremendously wide subject), I look upon preps as lifestyle tools. Not just something that I’ll put in a closet and shut the door. Though there are some things which are very specific and purposed towards something which may not be normally utilized day-to-day, my general goal is to always be moving towards more self reliance and less dependence upon external systems. A lifestyle. While it’s nearly impossible to become truly self reliant, the fact is that the more we are, the better off we’ll be (today AND ‘if’ TEOTWAWKI happens).

What are your examples having used preps without having to wait for TEOTWAWKI?

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Other useful resources:

Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)

Survive The End Days (Biggest Cover Up Of Our President)

 

SOURCE : modernsurvivalblog.com